ESPN BET, Hollywood Casino Online Officially Launch In Michigan

Written By Drew Ellis on November 14, 2023 - Last Updated on April 2, 2024
Image of woman holding up phone with logo of ESPN Bet, which, along with Hollywood Casino Online, launched Nov. 14 in Michigan

The wait for ESPN BET is finally over. PENN Entertainment officially launched its replacement for Barstool on Tuesday afternoon.

Along with ESPN BET launching, Hollywood MI online casino also launched as part of the new ESPN platform.

That means there are new options among Michigan online casinos and Michigan online sportsbooks.

Here’s what you need to know about the new online platform for Hollywood Casino at Greektown.

ESPN BET looks similar to Barstool Sportsbook

PENN announced its plans to launch ESPN BET back in August.

After a failed experiment with Barstool, PENN struck a $1.5 billion deal with ESPN for a fully integrated online sportsbook that will tie to the nation’s top sports media network.

Using the same playbook that theScore Bet utilizes in Ontario, PENN plans to make ESPN BET easy to for consumers to access through the ESPN app itself.

When it comes to presentation, ESPN BET looks very similar to Barstool Sportsbook. The layout and icons are nearly identical with promotions available up top.

ESPN BET encompasses all major sports and offers live betting. It has player props, parlays, futures and more.

The interface reacts smoothly with betting selections while deposit options are vast for users.

Hollywood Casino launched with ESPN BET

As we’ve seen with other online sportsbooks, the Hollywood Casino online feature is part of the ESPN BET app.

Users will be able to access Hollywood Casino Michigan via ESPN BET Michigan.

Hollywood Casino offers the full selection of gaming options.

  • Slots: 115
  • Megaways: 6
  • Table Games: 40
  • Live Dealer: 20
  • First-Person: 12
  • Video Poker: 6

Expect Hollywood Casino Michigan to add further to their gaming library as they further assert themselves in the market.

Games interact smoothly without any noticeable bugs, as the app seems to be ready for launch.


Barstool account information transferred to ESPN BET

All customers with an existing Barstool Sportsbook account, your information remains the same for ESPN BET.

Upon logging in for the first time, all account balances, transaction history, RG limits, stored payments and open wagers carry over to the new app.

Any questions or issues with your account can be directed to [email protected]

Promotions offered by ESPN BET

ESPN BET/Hollywood Casino is kicking off its launch in Michigan with some promotional offers for new users.

  • Deposit Match: New users will receive 100% deposit match on their first deposit, up to $1,000 in eligible cashback. Cashback rate on casino games is 2% and sportsbook is 5%. This is only available to never-previously registered players when ESPN BET is live. Cashback must be used within 30 days of receiving it.
  • Bonus Bets: New players can earn $200 in Bonus Bets by signing up for an ESPN BET account and placing a sportsbook cash wager of any amount. This is only available to never-previously registered players when ESPN BET is live. Bonus Bets will be four different $50 bets.
  • 200 Bonus Spins: Register an account and receive 50 Bonus Spins. Then place your first cash wager (minimum $1) on eligible games and get another 50 bonus spins. Then, place 50 wagers (minimum $1) on eligible games and get another 50 bonus spins. You can redeem the last leg twice for up to 100 added bonus spins.

On top of these promotions, there are also special odds boosts and bet protections offered on ESPN BET’s promotions page.

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Drew Ellis is currently the Lead Writer of He was the former Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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